Gaisce Hillwalking the Cooley Mountains


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  • Gaisce Hillwalking
    The Cooley Mountains are the perfect place to explore! With two ridges separated by the
    valley of Glenmore, there’s plenty of unspoilt countryside to discover. You’ll be treated to
    beautiful seascapes and panoramas from the mountain tops in all directions. Highlights
    include Carlingford Lough, the Mourne Mountains, Slieve Gullion and it’s Ring Dyke Hills,
    Camlough Mountain and Lake, Dundalk Bay, the ancient plains of Muirthemne and on a
    good clear day the Isle of Man. So come and explore all that the Cooley Mountains have to
    offer – you won’t be disappointed!

    Package Summary

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    Age: 12+
    Prices from: €122pp for Bronze – €200pp Silver
    Duration: 3 hrs.
    Available: Summer & autumn

    ● Good to know

    It’s little wonder that the area is considered by many to be one of the most scenic in
    Ireland and a magnet for Hill Walkers of all grades.

    + What we provide
    A guide that will take you through the experience.

    + What to bring
    Trousers, Walking Boots, Small Rucksack, Plenty of warm clothes, a waterproof jacket
    & A Refillable Water Bottle.

    + Health & safety
    The ethos of the centre is to offer fun and challenging activities in a safe and friendly


    Bronze / Silver Gaisce Sample programme

    Bronze Award / Silver Award:
    ● Bronze Award Minimum Walking Distance is 24 km
    ● Silver Award Minimum Walking Distance is 48 km

    Day 1
    ● The group will arrive at 9.30am on the first day and prepare a packed lunch,
    ready for hill walking.
    ● The group will walk all day hopefully covering a distance of around 18 or 19
    ● We will then have a dinner at the centre and relax for a while
    ● At around 7pm the group will attend a classroom session where they will do
    map reading and plan the route for the following day

    Day 2
    ● The group will have breakfast at the centre and then prepare themselves for
    hill walking
    ● In the morning we will hopefully cover the remaining distance required by
    Gaisce for the Bronze award but for the Silver Award it will be a full days
    walking with a packed lunch.
    ● Hot lunch at the centre for bronze award people only
    ● As a reward for covering the Bronze Award distance early we will let the
    group do a multi activity session of their choice
    ● If doing a third day they will have dinner, an evening activity session and
    overnight stay.

    Day 3 (Optional/Silver Award)
    ● The group stay another day and do a full days activities with a lunch and
    depart at around 5 pm for home
    ● The Silver award people will do a mornings walking and then have a multi
    activity session in the afternoon on the third day but only if the distance
    has been covered

Departure & Return Location

Cooley Mountains, Louth & Armagh

Departure Time

Trips range to suit you, get in touch for more information.

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Price Includes

  • Mountain guide

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Waterproof jacket